photography series

Broken Botany

The series Broken Botany by Australian photographer Lisa Sorgini was captured after a visit on the outskirts of Melbourne after a few days in a row of windstorms.

Lisa Sorgini - Broken Botany

Lisa Sorgini - Broken Botany

Lisa Sorgini - Broken Botany

Lisa Sorgini - Broken Botany

Lisa Sorgini - Broken Botany

All images © Lisa Sorgini 2013

Abandoned Olympic Venues

What happens to Olympic facilities after the games are over? Some are turned into training facilities, theaters, concert halls, museums and so on. But many of them are abandoned. Check out this great series of 30 haunting images from past Summer and Winter Olympics which now lie abandoned and overgrown.

Athens 2004 Summer Olympics

Diving pool at the Aquatic Center

Diving pool at the Aquatic Center

Field Hockey Stadium

Field Hockey Stadium

Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics

Mount Igman Ski Jump

Mount Igman Ski Jump

Overgrown Bobsled Track

Overgrown Bobsled Track

Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Absence of Water

»The absence of water« series by Gigi Cifali: »Having been built in the late Victorian period, public lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Many fell into decay and many were emolished. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era.

CHADDERTON BATHS OLDHAM, dimensions 220 ft x 80 ft, opened 1937 - closed 2007

CHADDERTON BATHS OLDHAM, dimensions 220 ft x 80 ft, opened 1937 – closed 2007

SOHO MARSHALL POOL LONDON, dimensions 70 ft x 30 ft, opened 1931 - closed 1997

SOHO MARSHALL POOL LONDON, dimensions 70 ft x 30 ft, opened 1931 – closed 1997

HORNSEY BATHS LONDON, dimensions 165 ft x 66 ft, opened 1932 - closed 1988

HORNSEY BATHS LONDON, dimensions 165 ft x 66 ft, opened 1932 – closed 1988

Dwellings

The following photos are part of a series called European Communities by German-born photographer Immo Klink, which documents the dropout of people from all over the continent who have created fantastic individual dwellings.

European Communities - Dwellings

European Communities - Dwellings

European Communities - Dwellings

European Communities - Dwellings

European Communities - Dwellings

All images © Immo Klink.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pools in Paris by Franck Bohbot. The great series captures the soul and beauty of empty public pools.

Pontoise I

Pontoise I

Vallerey II

Vallerey II

La Butte Aux Cailles II

La Butte Aux Cailles II

Piscine Château Landon I

Piscine Château Landon I

All images © Franck Bohbot.